CLOSE ENCOUNTER: Kalani, 6, Xailyn, 8, and mum Till Ellis all of Casino checking out the truck cavalcade down Centre Street at the Casino Truck Show on Saturday.
CLOSE ENCOUNTER: Kalani, 6, Xailyn, 8, and mum Till Ellis all of Casino checking out the truck cavalcade down Centre Street at the Casino Truck Show on Saturday. Doug Eaton

Big boys’ toys on show in Casino

SCOTT Waites is used to people staring at him.

As the owner of North Coast Towing he said people are always craning their necks out car windows to catch a glimpse of his fleet of vehicles.

This weekend was no exception, but fortunately patrons had a bit more time to admire the trucks which were on display at the Casino Truck Show.

"We get people pulling up in cars and doing U-turns everywhere to take photos of our trucks," Mr Waites said.

"It's great to see people like what we've done and it gives me satisfaction to see that our styles hit a chord with people."

Playing with trucks is every little boys dream but with over 100 trucks rolling in to Casino from around the country on Saturday, chances are dreams came true for the big boys too, while they watched the convey drive through town.

Mr Waites said customising his trucks is something that is important to his business and many other truckers like him.

"We're fairly passionate about our trucks and industry and we want to relay that through the quality of our trucks," Mr Waites said.

"We try to do everything better than everyone else, we care about our trucks and we care about our customers."

Casino Beef Week President Stuart George said the organisers of the show were "extremely happy" with the way the event turned out.

"A lot of trucks that came along were just outstanding," Mr George said.

"The day was a credit to the companies who took part because they take a lot a pride in the appearance of their trucks."

The second annual Casino Truck show was run by Casino Beef Week.

Mr George said the Beef Week committee are already planning next year's event.

"A great day was had by all and now we're going to sit down and look at things and think about doing it again next year," Mr George said.



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